Sunday 24 September 2017

Video: Truck driver was watching porn at time of fatal crash

The driver of a fuel tanker was looking at pictures of semi-naked women when he crashed into police cars and emergency vehicles, killing a safety officer.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, Jorge Espinoza was looking at semi-naked pictures of women on his mobile phone while driving at 65mph on cruise control on May 6 this year.

The 33-year-old remained unscathed from the crash that occurred on the Yuma County highway – and told investigators he did not see the police vehicles because he was looking in his mirror at a passing lorry.

But Espinoza’s claims that he never used his phone while driving were quashed when information taken from his phone proved he was looking at "photographs of several women in provocative positions, wearing little clothing".

Veteran public safety officer Tim Huffman (47) died when Espinoza ran into three stationary police cars and two fire department trucks. He had been writing a report his patrol car at the time – and was subsequently declared dead at the scene.

Espinoza has pleaded not guilty to 20 charges including one count of second-degree murder, endangerment and criminal damage.

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